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Occupational Dermatitis Claims

Worried that your dermatitis has developed or worsened through work? Read our dermatitis symptoms guide to understand more about the signs and causes of the skin condition.

You can also look at our occupational dermatitis FAQs for further information on the legal support that is available to you.

Occupational dermatitis sufferers are eligible to claim compensation for any medical or financial setbacks that have been caused by the work-related skin condition.

Roberts Jackson specialises in managing claims related to allergic and contact dermatitis. With a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of health and safety legislation, our solicitors can determine whether your condition is linked to your work and ensure that you’re fully compensated for any harm caused.

Starting a claim: what are your symptoms?

Do you have any or all of the following occupational dermatitis symptoms?

  • Itching
  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • Cracking
  • Blotchiness of the skin

If so, try to visit your local GP to get an early diagnosis of your symptoms, as this can help us to prove that your skin condition is work related. However, if you are unable to see a doctor, don’t worry as our legal team can organise a medical assessment for you.

Establishing your employment history

Occupational dermatitis claims can be pursued when exposure to an environment or substance at work has caused or worsened your skin irritation, and your employer is to blame.

Our solicitors will gain an understanding of your employment history to gauge whether your condition is linked to your work. They will look out for any contact you have had with substances (known as causative agents) that can cause dermatitis, which include:

  • Flour
  • Cement
  • Bleaches
  • Glues
  • Paints

The list of substances and atmospheres that can result in dermatitis is forever growing. We will work hard to determine which work-related causative agent has resulted in your condition, making sure that your compensation claim is both strong and successful.

Read our contact dermatitis causes guide to find out more about the factors that can result in the development of a skin condition at work.

Did your employer cause your occupational dermatitis?

Employers owe their staff a duty of care throughout the duration of their work. They must adhere to The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations, performing adequate risk assessments to reduce and control hazards.

If your employer has failed to live up their legal obligations, they can be held liable for your skin condition. Roberts Jackson solicitors specialise in the interpretation and application of regulations, so can successfully prove the responsibility of employers to ensure that they recompense you for any suffering.

Running your claim

Once we have all the information we need to manage occupational dermatitis claims, a dedicated consultant will utilise all their resources and knowledge to establish the best possible claim.

We will also try to keep your involvement as minimal as possible, allowing you to get on with your day-to-day life. Meanwhile, we will gather evidence, speak with specialists and use our rich understanding of regulations to make sure you get a settlement you deserve.

If you want further advice on occupational dermatitis claims or to find out more about our specialist legal services, free phone the team on 0800 001 4496.

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